Responsible Care Activities

Responsible Care (RC) activities refer to the voluntary initiatives undertaken by business operators in the chemical industry, with the goals of ensuring safety, the environment, and health throughout the life cycles of chemical products—from development through manufacture, sales, use, and disposal after final consumption—maintaining and improving the quality of those products. Through these activities, we also strive to gain the further trust of society through continuous dialogue. Based on the core principle of “Making safety our first priority,” the Sumitomo Chemical Group engages in RC activities from a variety of perspectives.

Contributing to the SDGs through Responsible Care Activities

  • 6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION
  • 14 LIFE BELOW WATER
  • 15 LIFE ON LAND

Sumitomo Chemical has set forth safety, the environment, and product quality as top priorities for all phases of its business activities in its Corporate Policy on Safety, the Environment and Product Quality. This policy has been communicated to all employees of Sumitomo Chemical and its Group companies to ensure that each and every employee is fully aware of it.

Sumitomo Chemical Group's Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)